Ridgeview Foundation awards scholarships to area high school seniors

WACONIA, Minn.—May 29, 2012—Ridgeview Foundation and Ridgeview Medical Center are proud to announce the 2012 recipients of a $1,000 Health Care Career Scholarship.
Winners include:

  • Nora Meuleners Belle Plaine Senior High School
  • Kylie Seiffert Chaska High School
  • Karyn Bomstad Delano High School
  • Carly Iversen Holy Family Catholic High School
  • Heather Lehner Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School
  • Grant Noennig Mayer Lutheran High School
  • McKae Bailey Mound Westonka High School
  • Bryce Kloeckl Sibley East High School (Arlington)
  • Chanel Crawford Southwest Christian High School (Chaska)
  • Laura Schmitt Waconia High School
  • Alyssa Bjork Watertown–Mayer High School
  • Morgan Sanken Child of Ridgeview Medical Center’s Employee (from GFW High School, Winthrop)

About the Health Care Career Scholarship

In response to the shortage of health care workers in 2001, more than $87,000 was raised at the Ridgeview Foundation Golf Extravaganza to create a scholarship program. Including the 2012 award winners, 130 high school students have received scholarships since the program’s inception. The Health Care Scholarship is funded by Ridgeview Friends & Family, Ridgeview’s largest and oldest giving club, through annual donations from community members and Ridgeview employees.

In addition to scholarship awards, Ridgeview also serves as an educational resource as many recipients participate in job shadows and internships offered by Ridgeview during their college careers. To date, nine scholarship recipients have returned to work at Ridgeview Medical Center.
To learn more about the scholarship program and its eligibility requirements, please contact Kelly Schiffman, annual fund coordinator, Ridgeview Foundation, at (952) 442-2191, ext. 6373. Applications for the 2013 scholarship will be available to interested students in February 2013.

About Ridgeview Foundation

Ridgeview Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds relationships to support Ridgeview Medical Center’s mission to make a positive difference in the quality of life and health for the west suburban communities served. A volunteer Board of Directors, whose members represent communities throughout Ridgeview’s service region, guides it. For more information about the Foundation or how you can get involved, visit www.ridgeviewfoundation.org.

About Ridgeview Medical Center

Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, regional health care network serving the west-metro area. Its award-winning network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, numerous primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, specialty programs and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska—a free-standing 24/7 emergency and urgent care facility with multi-specialty clinics and services—located at Highways 212 and 41. For more information about Ridgeview Medical Center and its clinics, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org. For more information about Two Twelve Medical Center, visit www.twotwelvemedical.org.